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24 Day Challenge / Day 1

on March 4, 2013

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FIT TIP:  Picture a new you! Be sure to take your measurements and a “before” picture when you start the 24 Day Challenge. Keeping images of the “after” picture in your head may help you think like a thin person, making it easier to choose healthy foods and toss out negative thoughts that could sabotage your 24 Day Challenge. Post your “before” picture on the fridge and remember your goals when the “munchies” hit.  Remember, you are NOT in this alone!  I’m here to help you succeed in reaching your goals every step of the way~

THIS WILL TURN OUT TO BE THE BEST DECISION YOU’VE EVER MADE~

#1 As soon as you arise, WEIGH YOURSELF (but of course you’ll wanna PEE 1st).  Immediately go fix your SPARK (mix one pouch/scoop w/ 8 oz of water..this is easiestly -is that a real word?- done in a 16 oz water bottle half full and shake shake shake).  While you’re enjoying your tasty “new best friend” get out your seamstress tape and measure all your parts being sure to record all numbers.  You do not have to DOWN yer Spark, but don’t take 30 minutes to sip on it…you want to drink w/n a few minutes.  (You don’t have all day now, you’ve got a schedule to keep).

#2 W/n 20-30 minutes, you will drink your FIBER (mix pouch w/ 6-8 oz of water)!  Now, I ain’t gonna lie, this is not the fun part…there’s a pretty good chance you will GAG a lil’.  The taste of this fiber drink is not the issue…the consistency IS!  You’re more than welcome to mix this w/ as lil’ water as you’d like but I suggest you go for the full 8 oz.  This is best done in a mixer bottle (or half full water bottle, same as Spark), it does not mix well using a spoon in a glass of water.  KEEP IN MIND, THE LONGER IT SITS, THE THICKER IT GETS so this you will want to GUZZLE as quickly as possible.  If it’s thickening before you can finish, add lil’ more water.  (I even add a dash of Spark (only the Mango Strawberry or Mandarin Orange) to the fiber..but as i said, it’s really not the taste of it).  Once you’ve got that down..WHEW~ Praise the Lord!! You need to drink 8-16 oz of water.  The water is going to get your fiber “moving”.  Listen, you’re going to be full!  You’re not going to WANT the water, you’re not going to WANT to eat but..U HAVE TO!

**SIDE NOTE regarding the fiber…I have a friend who added her fiber pack into her morning oatmeal.  She said this hid it very well BUT she had to keep adding water to it AND due to the fact she was getting double fiber she felt bloated.  However, this is the way she chose to have her fiber each time**

#3 W/n 30 minutes EAT!  You need at least 10g of protein and no more than 30g carbs.

Breakfast:  Advocare’s Meal Replacement Shake has the perfect 1:1 ratio; OR 2-3 eggs w/ handful of spinach and half piece of fruit; OR oatmeal (mixed w/ water, soy or almond milk) add cinnamon and/or LIL’ raw honey to sweeten

You will need to drink AT LEAST HALF YOUR BODY WEIGHT in water.  It is recommended that you drink 90-120 oz EVERY DAY..your Spark and your Fiber do not count towards your water intake.  You will need to EAT EVERY 2.5-3 hours, never going more than 4 hours w/out putting something into your body.  Fruits and vegetables work best for your cleanse.  These are considered “freebies” and you can eat unlimited quantities.  Raw veggies are a great snack and addition to salads and steamed veggies for dinner.

SNACK:  Apple OR Celery w/ TBSP of Natural Peanut Butter

LUNCH:  Mixed greens salad w/ broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers & sunflower seeds.  Always add protein (chicken, salmon, tuna, etc.).  WATCH your dressing (personally, I just looked thru what I had on hand and chose the one w/ the least amount of sugars).  Try squeezing a lemon over your salad OR lightly drizzle olive oil (maybe add some salt-free seasoning to the oil)

SNACK:  Handful of almonds w/ some berries

**IF you need an extra boost in the afternoon, mix yourself a Spark.  This one isn’t a must have like the one in the morning but if you’ve had an unusually hectic day, GO FOR IT!  Spark is not just a great energy boost, it’s a great mental boost as well.  (IF you find yourself “stressed” a lot, you may want to consider trying Advocare’s Oasis as opposed to popping another Xanax before that important meeting w/ the school principal)

DINNER:  (Take 4 OmegaPlex)  Baked salmon, roasted zuccini and carrots.  Add a small side salad if need to.

In your Herbal Cleanse box you will need to find an Herbal Cleanse Pill Pack.  Take these “horse pills” immediately upon going to bed.  These are the biggest things you will have to swallow during your entire 24 days.  I say take them IMMEDIATELY upon going to bed BECAUSE when I took them 30 minutes early they made my head feel funny.  I will tell you, I have Menieres Disease so that could have something to do with it, I haven’t talked to anybody else who’s had an issue w/ it…but wouldn’t want you to be the 1st!  Also enclosed is a schedule chart..USE IT!  If I hadn’t been using/checking-off that stuff, I know good and well there either would’ve been too few Probiotic packs or too many Cleanse packs at the end and Lord knows I’d never have known that DAY 8 was when to get back on the fiber drink after a few days hiatus.

IF i ever figure out this whole blogging deal, I’ll add seperate tabs for recipes, tips & exericises (FEEL FREE TO HELP ME OUT HERE) but until then…

BEST GRILLED FISH

  • 6 ounce portions of salmon or other thick fish
  • Garlic powder
  • Low-sodium Steak Seasoning
  • Dried Minced Garlic
  • Dried Minced Onion

On a plate, sprinkle lots of garlic powder, a tiny amount of Steak Seasoning, and some shakes of dried minced garlic and dried minced onion.  Take your piece of fish and dip the bottom and sides. On the top, do a layer of garlic powder, small amount of Steak seasoning, then some more garlic powder and some minced garlic. Spray PAM on the grill so it doesn’t stick and grill to desired level. (George Forman comes in handy here)

DAY 1 EXERCISE:  30 jumping jacks & 10 crunches

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2 responses to “24 Day Challenge / Day 1

  1. john terry says:

    Spark can def contribute to your water intake. It contains no dehydrating agents. Caffeine has not been found to be a dehydrator. Not sure where your logic comes from, but its non-factual regarding the spark and water intake. Fiber, yes, doesn’t count. High fiber diets can actually lead to dehydration.

    • chellemills says:

      Hey John, YES, you are correct!! I shared misinformation. When i started the blog it was shared w/ me that my Spark did not count towards my water intake…however, I corrected that statement in a different post at some point 😉

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